All MHRC athletes are encouraged to participate in off season programs. MHRC organizes and supports a variety of programs including dryland training, summer ski camps, and indoor ski programs!
MHRC Competitive Racers:
Dryland Program 2021
Our competitive program registration includes dryland training sessions held every Sunday from 10:00 am to noon at Glen Eden or event location, beginning on October 3rd and ending on November 28th. Program participation is not mandatory but is a great way for athletes to work on their fitness to prepare for the racing season. The program offers a variety of fun and challenging activities supervised by MHRC coaches focused on improving the athlete’s overall level of fitness. Participants will be engaged in various outdoor endurance and strength activities plus additional fee-based activities including mountain biking, indoor ski ramp and climbing zone (these activities are supervised by external trained and certified instructors). All activities are limited to athlete participation. If parents only want to spectate, they will need to register separately through the HRCA reservation system (). It is mandatory that AOA (Alpine Ontario Association) registration is completed to ensure athletes have insurance coverage.
Registration is required in advance of each Sunday session on Team Snap (*links below on each event/time slot) and complete online payment for activities where required. Participants are requested to wear weather appropriate athletic clothing, bring face masks, personal water bottles and a yoga-style mat for ground cover. There are no make-up sessions for weather related cancellations or non-attendance.
MHRC 2021 Fall Dryland Training Schedule (*some activities are weather dependent)
- Oct 3 – Dryland Fitness Session
- Oct 10 – Mountain Bike Tour* (waiver required)
- Oct 17 – No Dryland due to MHRC Ski Swap
- Oct 24 – GE Climbing Challenge Course* (waiver required)
- Oct 31 – Halloween Mountain Bike Tour* (with costumes) (waiver required)
- Nov 7 – Trampoline Park* – (9am to 11:30am)
- Nov 14 – Sidecut Ski Tuning Seminar & Dryland Fitness Session
- Nov 21 – Dryland Fitness Session
- Nov 28 – Indoor Climbing & Bouldering – Aspire Climbing*
- 9am to 11am
- 11am to 1pm
*Fee based activities
**GE/MHRC Consent Form is required for Oct 10, 24 & 31 events. Please print, complete and have ready when attending the event.
Details for each activity requiring payment:
Guided Mountain Bike Sessions – Oct 10 and 31
Cost: $15/participant with bike; additional $25 for rental bike
Time: 2 hrs (10:00 am-12:00 pm)
*Completed and signed waiver form required
- Participants will be guided around the trails up, down and around the Kelso park area. The challenge level will be based on the participant’s ability and biking confidence.
- Meet the Kelso MTB Instructors at the Kelso Summit gate (5301 Steeles Ave W, Milton) for a skill assessment and entrance to the trail system. Those requiring a bike rental will meet at the rental shop at 9:30a (Glen Eden rental building, 5234 Kelso Road, Milton) to be bike fitted, skill assessment and trail ride.
- Bikes are sanitized between uses and hand sanitizer will be available for all participants prior to the ride
- The instructor will get a feel for the group’s ability level and provide instruction on the guided ride
- Participants to wear weather and biking appropriate clothing and helmets. Safety guards not necessary.
Challenge Course Day – Oct 24
Time: 2.5 hrs (9:30am-12:00pm) 1.25 hrs at each of Aerial Course and Climbing Tower
- This activity comprises two attractions. The Escarpment Walk is an aerial ropes course that will challenge your balance and traverse climbing elements. The Vultures View Climbing Tower provides three unique climbing challenges that will take you more than 45’ in the air.
- Participants will arrive at Challenge Course Hut for 9:15 am with waivers signed by parents/guardians available for download during activity registration.
- Participants will be split into two groups and given harnesses/helmets that will be useable on all features
- Challenge course staff will take each group to separate activities have them complete Harnessing/Ground School training.
- Groups will switch at 10:45a
- Free fall TBC
- Participants will sanitize hands before and after each feature
- Gear will be disinfected and not shared between participants
- Participants are required to have a mask on their person for the duration of the session. They will not need to mask up unless prompted to do so by a staff member in the event of emergency. If staff need to come within physical distancing recommendations with participants to assist with harness fitting both parties will need to be masked up
- Weather appropriate clothing, running shoes required
Trampoline Park – Nov 7
Time: 2.5 hrs (9:00am-11:30am) 1.25 hrs at each of Aerial Course and Climbing Tower
- The trampoline park will challenge participants’ balance and burn calories in a variety of activity areas that include: open jump, cardio wall, dodge ball, battle beam, air bag jump, and trapeze.
- Wear comfortable athletic clothing
- Arrive 15 mins prior to session for overview of activity areas and gear up, as required
Indoor Climbing – Aspire Climbing – Nov 28
Time: 2 x 2 hr sessions 9a-11a or 11a-1p (20 participants/session)
*Proof of COVID vaccination is required for participation*
- The location features over 11,000sq/ft of climbing walls, including 30ft tall top-rope and lead routes, 16ft free-climb bouldering walls and 24ft auto-belays walls. In addition to awesome climbing, participants can engage their inner ninja and be challenged with a variety of hanging and ground-based obstacles.
- Wear comfortable athletic clothing
- Arrive 15 mins prior to session for overview of activity areas and gear up, as required.